Hello everyone!

I am wondering if anyone has any collections of old, obscure, hard to find stop motions they can point us to?  There are lots of movies that were produced mid 20th century that I can't seem to be able to find on the internet, from Czech, Russia, and so on.  Any help, clues, or insight to finding these old arts is appreciated!

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Really? There is tons of material on youtube alone.

Yes, there might not be any collected archives per se, but they are scattered all over YouTube, plus you can buy DVDs now of many of them. I have info - from many years ago, but much of it still relevant, on collecting and seeking out this stuff on my old site Darkstrider.net, which exists sadly now only on Archive.org: http://web.archive.org/web/20070209014159/http://darkstrider.net:80...

That page gives some info on many of these forgotten masters of stopmo lore, and I also have the clips page: http://web.archive.org/web/20070206000611/http://darkstrider.net/ga...

The clips no longer work unfortunately, but at least you can see thumbnails and see the names of the animators and the films, to give you a starting point for searching. Maybe also check out a thread from many years ago dealing with some of this: http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/forum/topics/post-your-collectio...

I'm trying to locate the thread where I first discovered many of the Czech and other masters, it was called Things that work well and things that don't (strange title, it began about something else but rapidly became my introduction to the old Czech and Eastern/Central European masters). Haven't been able to dig it up yet - the search engine here isn't great, or maybe I just don't know how to work it.

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